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“[….]He has been defined by classical music specialized press one of the most promising musicians at international level and one of the best double bass plauers in the world, in spite of his early age,  the quality and extent of Enrico Fagone’s musical experiences (ranging from Martha Argerich to POP music) I am determined to back this statement[….]”.    
Z.G.CDT  18-03-2010. 

 

 The Italian Doublebass player Enrico Fagone was born in 1979 and since his childhood he has won important national and international double-bass competitions: Competiton  for string instruments «Inner Wheel» ,Competition  for string instruments «Rotary Club» , Competiton  for string instruments «Francesco Dal Pozzo», Double bass Competition «Werther Benzi», and 2nd price at International Competition for string instruments TIM  (Torneo Internazionale Musicale).  He also won the double-bass open competition organized by the theatre Teatro Regio di Torino, the open competition for the first double bass soloist of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the open competition for double bass professor at the Conservatory of Lugano – Switzerland.  He graduated cum laude at the conservatory ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’ of Piacenza (Italy) under Mº Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies with internationally renowned professors including  Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll (former Double-bass soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker 1965-2008).

He is regularly invited to important chamber music Festivals all over the world, where he collaborates with artists such as  Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Ivry Gitlis, Boris Belkin, Michael Dalberto, Quartetto Modigliani, Dora Schwarzberg, Sergey Krilov, Mario Brunello etc.

He has been involved for years in a great number and variety of projects (fusion, Irish, klezmer, tango etc.) that aim to integrate several of the world’s musical traditions, collaborates with  “Stars” like  Mina , Giora Feidman ( The King of  Klezmer), the historical violin player Piazzolla Fernando Suarez-Paz with whom he has founded a quartet (Suarez Paz Quartet’s has recently won a Grammy), Nestor Marconi, Luis Bacalov (Oscar Award for the Film “The Postman”).              

He is the Principal Double-bass soloist of the Orchestra della Svizzera and has also collaborated with orchestras like the Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Solisti Veneti.                                    

 Highly esteemed and a passionate performer, he is regularly invited as a double bass soloist all over the world, accompanied by several orchestras such as National Youth Strings (UK), I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (IT), Dallas Simphony (USA), Napa Valley Simphony (USA), Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra Wroclaw, Orchestra di  Padova e del Veneto (IT), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (CH), Chamber Orchestra of Rosario  (ARG), National Orchestra  of Paraguay (PAR), Haifa Simphony (ISR), I Musici di Parma (IT), Orchestra Classica di Alessandria (IT), Orchestra G.B.Martini of Bologna (IT) Italian Ensamble- members of Orchestra of the Teatro Bellini Catania (IT);  with  Conductors such as Juraj Valcuha, Damian Iorio, Luis Bacalov, Carlo Goldstein, Roberto Molinelli, Ezio Bosso.                                                         

There are many  composers who have written for the Double bass of Enrico Fagone such as Luis Bacalov, Teppo Hauta-aho, Jorge Bosso,  Raffaele Bellafronte, Lamberto Curtoni and Leonardo Presicci.   

He has recorded for the world renowned record labels EMI, Deutsche Grammophon (Martha Argerich&friends), Virgin, RaiTrade and a recently issued CD  for Stradivarius (“Giovanni Bottesini duets”)  which has been awarded a 5 star acknowledgement by the most important specialized magazines (Musica, Amadeus, Classic Voice, The Strad etc..) with the orchestra della Svizzera italiana, where Fagone was proclaimed "The Bottesini of 2000". In the year 2012, the Bottesini Society invited him to perform a recital at the birthplace of Giovanni Bottesini in Crema. It was the first concert ever performed in Bottesini's house. 

His performances are broadcast on the Italian television channels RAI 3, Canale 5 (Mediaset), LA1 LA2 (Switzerland) and on the radio channels RAI Radio 3, Rete1 - Rete2 (Switzerland), Radio Budapest and American Radios Classical Music Discoveries e KCSN-USA.

He regularly holds Courses and Master Classes in several countries in the most important Universities in the world (Juilliard School of New York, Royal College of Music of London, Jerusalem Academy of Music, IUNA of Buenos Aires, Conservatoire Superiorior de Paris CNSMDP, Royal Danish Academy) and  and is regularly invited to represent Italy and Switzerland in the most important world's Double bass Symposium ISB-USA and BASS-Europe.  

His passion for the instrument and the pedagogy lead him to focus on the practice and the professional implementing of the two main bow techniques for the double bass,  the so called  ‘french bow’ and ‘german bow’. 
Enrico Fagone plays a ‘pear shape’ double bass of the Italian luthier Pietro Pallotta (1743-1817) and sometimes the prestigious Double bass of Gasparo da Salò (1540-1609). 

Since 2010, he is Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project in the world, and since 2015 he became Artistic Director of renowned Internanational double bass competition Giovanni Bottesini 


about him:


[..A few notes suffice to become enthralled by the charming sound of the double bass, particularly if played by a soloist like Enrico Fagone, as at last night’s concert in Lugano. This artist showed incredible agility on the fingerboard and, above all, great virtuosity in Concert N. 2 by Giovanni Bottesini with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and its conductor, Juraj Valcuha..]
Luca Segalla Radio Review RSI 24 - 03 - 2011


[...the public was easily carried away by four of the seven performers  (of Martha Argerich Presents Project), among them, the brilliant genius of Enrico Fagone stood out, incredibly agile and skilled in taking out sometimes soft, sometimes deep and sometimes dancing legatos of his double bass “speaking” to us with a extremely wide variety of inflexions, and in reaching – thanks to his perfect sense of the rhythm  – an appeasing symbiosis between gesture and sound.  His intense, creative and knowing performance with piano player Gabriele Baldocci has been memorable...]
Stephen Hastings Editor of the Magazine “Musica”:From the Italian Magazine “MUSICA” issued in September 2011 

 


[..At this stage of the soirée, a passionate interlude is a must and is promptly served by Koussevitzky’s music and the double bass solo player Enrico. Bent on his instrument as if he wishes to hug it (he strokes it, he shakes it, he comforts it), spellbound by the melodies of the Concerto for double bass and orchestra op.3 by Serge Koussevitzky. Fagone emphasizes all the qualities of the double bass (with this instrument’s mellow and emotionally powerful sound). After this interlude, highly cheered by the public, Enrico Fagone tackles head on and deals with a virtuosic and incredibly exciting doble by Piazzolla, dragging along both the orchestra and the public, so that the concert hall turns very much into a football stadium..] 
Fabrizio Tassi   Giornale “Libertà” Milano  23 - 09 - 2011


About his last  Cd Giovanni Bottesini duets:

From the Italian Classical Music Magazine “AMADEUS” issued in Sept. 2011
Giovanni Bottesini duets’ CD IS GRANTED A 5 STAR AWARD 
[..Enrico Fagone performs with amazing bravura and great sensitivity of the musical breath, albeit in keeping with a sobriety devoid of any exhibitionistic tone of complacency and with a self-possessed mastery of his role: the blaze of  virtuosity is fully disclosed as a function of a crystal-clear thought in music…]
Cesare Fertonani


From the Italian Magazine “SUONARE NEWS” issued in May 2011
[..In Giovanni Bottesini duets’ CD, solo players not only master their musical pieces with stunning brightness but also seem to be delighted at doing it..]
Angelo Foletto

 

English Specialized Magazine “THE STRAD ” issued in June 2011
[..G.Bottesini composed a series of the most incredibly difficult work for his instrument to demonstrate his vast superiority to all of those around him.  Today they remain a massive challenge, on that Enrico Fagone, principal double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, tackles head on, displaying an agility on the fingerboard that deals comfortably with the fiendishly difficult outer movements of the B minor Concerto..] 
David Danton

 

From the Italian Magazine “CLASSIC VOICE” issued in August 2011
Giovanni Bottesini duets’ CD IS GRANTED A 5 STAR AWARD 
[.. Nice Cd devoted to the “Paganini of the double bass”]
[..Excellent young performers ..]
Giancarlo Cerisola

 

From the Italian Magazine “MUSICA” issued in May 2011
Giovanni Bottesini duets’ CD IS GRANTED A 5 STAR AWARD 
[..the CD’s program opens up with the Secondo Concerto for double bass and orchestra, performed with extreme beauty of sound and intonation by the solo player Enrico Fagone..] [.. The impeccability of the technical quality of his performance being unquestionable, what really amazes is the great musical quality of his masterly interpretation..]
Riccardo Cassani

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Enrico Fagone

 “[….]He has been defined by classical music specialized press one of the most promising musicians at international level and one of the best double bass plauers in the world, in spite of his early age,  the quality and extent of Enrico Fagone’s musical I am determined to back this statement[….]”.

 

Born in 1979 he graduated cum laude at the conservatory ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’ of Piacenza (Italy) with  Mº Leonardo Colonna.

Since his childhood, he won important national and international competition for double-bass soloist including Double bass Competition «Werther Benzi», International Competition for strings instruments TIM  (Torneo Internazionale Musicale), competition organized by the theatre Teatro Regio di Torino, competition for the first double bass soloist of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and for professor at the Musikhochschule in Lugano – Switzerland.

 

Enrico Fagone is the first double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, and he is also regularly invitedto important chamber music Festivals, where he collaborates with artists like 

Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Michael Guttman, Boris Belkin, Nazzareno Carusi, Trio di Parma,  Michael Dalberto, Gabriele Baldocci, Daniel Rivera, Quartetto Modigliani, Faust Quartett, Quartetto Arriaga, Lyda Chen, 
Dora Schwarzberg, Sergey Krilov, Giora Feidman, Fernando Suarez-Paz, Nestor Marconi, Luis Bacalov, Corrado Giuffredi, Giampaolo Bandini, Cesare Chiacchiaretta, ecc..

 

Highly esteemed and passionate performer, he is between few Double bass player regularly invited as soloist all over the world, accompanied by several orchestras such as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, National Youth Strings Academy (Londra-UK), I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Municipalidad di Rosario (Argentina), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale del Paraguay, I Musici di Parma, 
Orchestra Classica di Alessandria, Orchestra G.B.Martini di Bologna; with Conductors such as Juraj Valcuha, Damian Iorio, Roberto Molinelli, Ezio Bosso ecc..

 

He has collaborated with prestigious orchestras like the Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

 

He regularly records for EMI (Martha Argerich and friends 2007 and 2009), Virgin, and a recently issued CD for Stradivarius (“Giovanni Bottesini duets”) which has been awarded a 5 star acknowledgement by the most important specialized magazines (Musica, Amadeus, Classic Voice, The Strad etc..) with the orchestra della Svizzera italiana, where Fagone was proclaimed

 "The Bottesini of 2000".

 

He regularly holds Courses and Master Classes in several countries and he is a professor at the Musikhochschule in Lugano, Switzerland.

Enrico Fagone plays a ‘pear shape’ double bass of the Italian luthier Pietro Pallotta (1743-1817) and sometimes the prestigious Double bass of Gasparo da Salò (1540-1609).

He's Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project.

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Enrico Fagone is the Principal Double-bass soloist of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and  Double bass Professor at the Conservatorio (Musikhochschule) della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.  He graduated cum laude at the conservatory ‘G.Nicolini’ of Piacenza with Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies with Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll.

He performs regularly as soloist  in the biggest festivals of chamber music, collaborating with big “Star” Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Michael Guttman, Boris Belkin, Nazzareno Carusi, Trio di Parma,  Michael Dalberto, Gabriele Baldocci, Daniel Rivera, Quartetto Modigliani, Faust Quartett, Quartetto Arriaga, Lyda Chen, 
Dora Schwarzberg, Sergey Krilov, Giora Feidman, Fernando Suarez-Paz, Nestor Marconi, Luis Bacalov, Corrado Giuffredi, Giampaolo Bandini, Cesare Chiacchiaretta, ecc..ecc.

Highly esteemed and passionate performer, he is between few Double bass player regularly invited as soloist all over the world, accompanied by several orchestras such as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, National Youth Strings Academy (Londra-UK), I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Municipalidad di Rosario (Argentina), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale del Paraguay, I Musici di Parma, 
Orchestra Classica di Alessandria, Orchestra G.B.Martini di Bologna; with Conductors such as Juraj Valcuha, Damian Iorio, Roberto Molinelli, Ezio Bosso ecc..  He regularly records for EMI (Martha Argerich and friends 2007 and 2009), Virgin, and a recently issued CD for Stradivarius (“Giovanni Bottesini duets”) which has been awarded a 5 star acknowledgement by the most important specialized magazines (Musica, Amadeus, Classic Voice, The Strad etc..) with the orchestra della Svizzera italiana, where Fagone was proclaimed "The Bottesini of 2000".

 He has collaborated with prestigious orchestras like the Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Enrico Fagone plays a ‘pear shape’ double bass of the Italian luthier Pietro Pallotta (1743-1817) and sometimes the prestigious Double bass of Gasparo da Salò (1540-1609).

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Enrico Fagone is the Principal bass  of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and professor at the Conservatorio  della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

He performs  in the biggest festivals of chamber music, collaborating with big “Stars” like Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Giora Feidman, Fernando Suarez-Paz, Nestor Marconi, Luis Bacalov ecc.

He recorded for the world renowned record label EMI Records (Martha Argerich&friends 2007 and 2009), Virgin, RaiTrade and a recently issued CD for Stradivarius (“Giovanni Bottesini duets”) which has been awarded a 5 stars acknowledgement by the most important specialized magazines.

Last October the 7th. The Bottesini Society invited him to perform a recital at the birthplace of Giovanni Bottesini in Crema. It was the first concert ever performed in Bottesinis house.

He’s regularly invited as soloist all over the world, accompanied by several orchestras such as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (CH) , National Youth Strings Academy (UK), I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale (IT), Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (IT), Rosario Chamber Orchestra (ARGENTINA), National  Orchestra of Paraguay (PARAGUAY), I  Musici of Parma (IT) ecc.

Enrico Fagone plays double bass of the Italian luthier Pietro Pallotta (1780) and the prestigious Gasparo da Salò (1590).

He's Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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